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    This week, Eric Kohn, Dan Hugger, and Dylan Pahman reflect on what has transpired in Afghanistan in the year since the withdrawal of American forces from the country. Could the inevitable withdrawal have been better planned to prevent the debacle that ensued? What is the current state of the country’s economy, and of the rights of women and children? Could things be worse? Then the guys turn their attention to a possible earthquake in the American public school system, as major cities see declining enrollments while states like Arizona make large expansions to school-choice programs. What happens when these unstoppable forces meet the immovable object of teachers unions? 

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    Afghanistan, One Year Later | The Morning Dispatch

    Lawmakers Still Wrestle With Biden’s Chaotic Afghanistan Withdrawal | The Dispatch

    Afghanistan's Economic Collapse | The Morning Dispatch

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    One-third of Chicago Public Schools are half full | Illinois Policy Institute

    Universal school vouchers: What you should know about the bill that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law | Fox 10 Phoenix

    Inside the Massive Effort to Change the Way Kids Are Taught to Read | Yahoo News